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Cohasset police find 300 pounds of illegal fireworks during wedding reception at mansion

A fireworks display was supposed to be the perfect ending to a wedding reception in Cohasset Saturday night, but that plan came to an abrupt end when Cohasset police stepped in and seized nearly 300 pounds of illegal and highly explosive fireworks.

“We’re not talking about a couple of sparklers,” Cohasset Deputy Police Chief William Quigley said today. “Some were the size of 3-inch mortar shells.”

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